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Address: No.2266 Gonghexin Road, Zhabei District, Shanghai 200073, China
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+86 21 6652 5468
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

The Multimedia Theatrical Spectacular 'ERA Intersection of Time' has been...

The Multimedia Theatrical Spectacular 'ERA Intersection of Time' has been performed since its debut at Shanghai Circus World in September 2005. It is unique and comparable to the tradition of the Broadway Musical.It is in fact a stunning acrobatic show combining traditional Chinese arts and modern technologies. The performers present Chinese acrobatics, martial arts and dance perfectly in harmony with the music, sound, lighting, and other special effects, which include a water screen.While you marvel at the highly proficient skills of the performers, the story of China's evolution from its ancient past to the future is told. Hence, the title 'Intersection of Time', as the viewpoint of the audience is set in the present between the past and the future.The performance provides a wonderful insight into China's ancient culture and civilization, with sections about Sinan, an ancient Chinese invention for telling directions, soothsaying and conjuring. There is a fantastic section showing an acrobatic program which has elements performed since the far off days of the Han Dynasty (206BC–220AD). With porcelain jars and vats as their stage properties the performers give an overview of Chinese porcelain culture and greater understand of the country's name of 'China'.Modern achievements that are also showcased include Shanghai Donghai Cross-Sea Bridge, Maglev Train, and Shenzhou 5, China's first manned space mission. From these, you can see the amazing development and bright future of Shanghai and the whole country.The 100-minute performance shows not only artistic skills, but also creativity. Aided by multimedia including vision, original live music, sound effects, smell effect, air conditioning and lighting,

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Their performance is super cool, you can see it from very close and for sure will get impressed with it! I was not so interested on going since I have seen Circo de Soleil... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 March 2016
Mariana S
Nanjing, China
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Nanjing, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

Their performance is super cool, you can see it from very close and for sure will get impressed with it! I was not so interested on going since I have seen Circo de Soleil already, but this is different since it is more simple but the emotion is same or better in some moments. Loved!!!

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Shanghai, China
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2016

This is the place to see all the Chinese juggling/acrobatic acts that you hear about. There are many others. This is the best! The number of motorcycles in the sphere is amazing. Acrobatics? Top notch! Everything is wonderful and I've been there several times.

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Madurai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

The shanghai circus world is a must visit place while in Shanghai.The tickets were a bit tough to get,as their website said that the tickets were sold out,But i was lucky enough to get it from the tourist office near the bund.And there were many seats which were free. The acrobatics performance were simply amazing.Background music & Accuracy were simply... More 

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Theni, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2016

This is one of a kind of show with lot of Stunts, Acrobatics, and even Motorcycle Stunts. Having watched other shows like the Alcazar in Pattaya, SIAM Niramit in Bangkok, Fantasea in Phuket, House of Dancing Water in Macau and lot of other shows but this was the best talented show. All other shows come with lot of Technical, Engineering,... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Although the scenery is pretty bad and everything about the place feels like a tourist trap, the actual show is very good. The acrobats are really talented and perform exciting tricks. A funny thing is that they keep asking for applause before they have actually performed anything. The first and the last act are definitely the most spectacular and only... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016 via mobile

All I can say is wow! The acrobat show is really great. Your never bored, they do a lot of cool stuff and you will be amazed. Go if you can.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

If you are a fan of cirque de Soleil you will like this. Not as elaborate in scenery but the acrobats are very talented and it was fun . You can get to venue by metro. There is a stop called Circus. Not much around to eat at so allow time to cross the road. Restaurant next door was closed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2016

This was an amazing show. I was blown away by the talent of the performers and the show ran very smoothly. Never once during the whole performance was I bored. It is only available to be seen in Shanghai, due to the unique venue. Also, one of my favorite parts was the live orchestra. When in Shanghai, see this incredible... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

Not really one for the Circus, but I must say this one was amazing! This is arranged for a work conference. So a group of us were dreading the whole idea of it. However, this was acrobatics and theatre, with humour and grace. Not wanting to spoil the experience by giving away too much, I will mention the globe and... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 February 2016

We loved the show. The performers were amazing, and it even kept my 3 and 4 year olds' attention. Beautiful, awesome, thoughtful, and a must see.

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